Thursday, July 24, 2008

July 24 Birthdays: Amelia Earhart and Simon Bolivar

Amelia Earhart, aviator
July 24, 1897-July 2, 1937 (missing)

Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart by Corinne Szabo (National Geographic Children’s Books, reprint, 2007)

What happened to Earhart and her plane? Though the answer remains a mystery, this book takes readers on a journey of what is known about her.

Tour the Official Site of Amelia Earhart to learn more about her life, achievements and disappearance.

Simon Bolivar, political leader
July 24, 1783-December 17, 1830

A Picture Book of Simon Bolivar by David A. Adler, illustrated by Robert Casilla (Holiday House, 1992)

Bolivar had an impressive resume: President of Greater Colombia, President of Bolivia, President of Peru, and President of Venezuela. Read about his life and politics in this simple biography.

An article about Bolivar’s involvement in Haiti is available on site.